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  1. New live chat

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    I'm trialing a live chat!  

    I've always wondered about them, but have never been able to find one that I could customise, but now I have at last.

    I run the business on my own, with some packaging help from my Mum and Dad now that they have retired, so I can't always be available to chat, but I will have it on as often as I can.  If I am doing a quick job that takes me away from my computer for up to 10 minutes, ,I will pop it on that I am 'away'. If I am doing something that takes a little longer, like getting orders ready or cataloging in a delivery, I shall pop it to invisible and you can just send me a message.  That way, you can decide if it is worth checking back for me if you have a quick question.  

    Hopefully it will be on plenty so that I can help many of you quicker than if you were waiting for an email.  

    Let's give it a try to see how we get on.  To chat to me, you just need to click the "Let's Chat" icon down on the bottom right.

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  2. November, November, it's SALE November!

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    Sale November

     

    This is typically my quieter time of year, after the busy Summer period, and just before the party season starts.  I use the time to do my account and the other things that have been pushed to the side during the busy time.  

    I also do one ALMIGHTLY stock check, and I like to put a little sale 60x60  on.  Sales of each style and colour go up and down due to lots of factors, but when I've done my big stock check and I know which I've got plenty of, I like to put them on sale for you. There is a mixture of breast enhancers, breast forms, tape and nipple covers in the sale. 

    Hopefully this gives you some brightness in these dark days!

    This time around, I've put them all in one sale category as well, so you can see exactly what is on sale.

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    You may also notice that it is a strange amount to be on sale by, 11%.  This is because this year is my 11th running my lovely little shop full time. Yay!  What better way to both remember that and celebrate, than with an 11% sale. 

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  3. The Dating Show Live

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    I'm a blogging machine at the moment!

    I just thought I'd let you know about my recent exchange with The Dating Show live, so you can learn more about my values and goals as a company,

    I received this email from them:

    Hello there,

    I am trying to reach out to see if our upcoming event is of interest to you? 

    Exclusively featuring First Dates who will be running a Cafe over the two days, 24th/25th November 2018, we are the largest and first of this size in the world when it comes to dating events, at an expected footfall of 10'000 singles hoping to meet and mingle over the two days at the Birmingham NEC. 

    We have the fantastic Hilton Hotels,Hasbro Games, Capital Radio, Love Hearts, Mr Tinder (the most right swiped guy in the UK!),Melinda Messenger, and a lot of unique businesses from a hemp company, to up and coming makeup brands etc on board, we are keen to ensure there is also not numerous stands exhibiting similar products or services to each other. 


    We also have a couple of big dating/relationship/fashion/lifestyle bloggers, authors also are involved, which is fantastic in terms of promotion through social media!

    Please do get back to me if you wished to have a chat about the event and it possibly being of a good fit for you and Jo Thornton?

    www.thedatingshowlive.com

    Best Wishes,

     

    It sounds like fun doesn't it, and great for people who want to get out there and meet new people.  I'm certainly very intrigued by Mr Tinder.  Does he just go on non-stop dates?! 

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    Still, it's not the right fit for me and what I am trying to achieve for my little shop.  This was my reply:

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    Thank you very much for your email and your interest in my little store.
    I don't think that it's the best move for me and the women at your event, even though commercially it is I'm sure!  I just don't like to place my products somewhere that implies that women need them to achieve dates/be attractive.  I prefer to market them for women's own confidence in themselves independently, balancing uneven breasts, filling out clothes that no longer fit, for use with post breastfeeding and mastectomy needs etc.   Of course many women want to wear them for first dates, to improve their confidence, but I don't personally feel comfortable marketing them somewhere that implies that I feel all women should wear them for a first date.  
     
    Again, thank you for the email and I wish the show all the best :)
     
    I'm not sure if they will understand, but hopefully they will.  I'm sure they have plenty of other stores that are very excited to be invited and many others they can approach.   It's lovely as a very small store to be contacted about these things, but until it's a show that is exclusively about the various elements of women's confidence and life experiences, it will always be a "thank you so much but no thank you" from me.
     
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    If you are single and ready to mingle though, head to Birmingham in November!
     
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  4. I'm making you some Breast Enhancer Style Guide Videos

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    Following on from my last post, just a little update to let you know I am currently making some videos for the breast enhancer range.  These will be a little introduction to each style, with more photos and some movie footage, along with some key points about the style, set to music.

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    I hope they are going to be helpful to you :)  I will no doubt keep tinkering with them and adding more content, but I hope the extra photos they show will help you to get a greater understanding of each of the styles.  You will also be able to view the videos for all the styles in one place on my You Tube channel.

     I shall let you know when they are live.  

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  5. Thank you so much for your feedback - latest survey results.

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    When it comes to product design and the way I move my shop forward, I always listen to you.  I only personally have experience of my size breasts and their needs, so the feedback I receive from customers is invaluable to me.

    I decided to add a survey to my after sales email a while ago, and you guys have come up trumps with great answers and guidance for me to help me serve you better.

    I've just been taking a look at the latest batch, and I want to thank every one of you who took the time to fill it out.  If you haven't and would like to, you can at any time.:

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9QM9YLX

    It is of course fully confidential

    Let's take a look at a few results:

    In the latest responses, I see there is a real spread of sizes coming to me for help, so that's great!

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    From this spread of sizes, I can see that the direction I've been taking the range, to help cater for wider band sizes that often find the enhancers too narrow, is still a good way to go. It is a myth that those with bigger breasts do not want enhancers.

    I can also see that you still have mixed needs, and that keeping a broad range, even if some are less commercially successful for me than others, is good for you.

     

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    Some of the other questions are really helpful to me, in showing me how the enhancer that you bought worked for you and your bra size, so thank you so much for those.  It was also so good to so good to see a mixed view about what you linked in the range, so even though you are all looking for something different, you are able to find something that you like.

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    The most important questions for me personally of course are how I can improve.  The age-old debate about firm and soft enhancers came up, and as usually the responses are divided. Those who want a softer natural look and feel were happy that there were plenty of styles to choose from and those wanting a real impact were happy that there were styles that could enable that by being firmer for push.  I will always make sure I have a mixture of firm and soft styles for that reason, keeping the firmer ones for those creating cleavage especially.

    There are certainly areas for me to improve on though, and my to-do list has just been reprinted with them on so that I can get going in making those changes for you.  These were the responses with advice for me:

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    My goals going forward:

    • Softer and firmer silicone make an appearance, as I expected, but more are going towards softer so I shall continue my experiments to see if I can slightly soften some styles without losing impact.
    • Some of you felt they were too tall.  This can be an issue with smaller band sizes with smaller cup sizes, as the cup is very small and can be overwhelmed by the enhancer.  I shall go through these responses in details and see what styles you bought and see what I can do with those.
    • More pictures, and I can certainly do that! My website package only allows a certain number of images in the gallery, but I can get around it by putting some images in the description too. It's a big job for me as it's a lot more manual, but I can see here that it's what you most want, and therefore it shall be done.

    Thank you so much again for all your responses.  I shall sign off now and get started on these changes for you.  There is no time like the present.

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    If you have any other advice for me, just send me an email using my contact form.

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  6. GDPR & Privacy

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    I'm sure you've heard so much about the new privacy laws and regulations that have come in.  I won't bore you again with it all, so just a quick outline as to what I've done:

     

    1 Heart  I have deleted all my customer mailing list from times gone by.  I personally was so overwhelmed by all the "do you want to stay on my customer list?" emails that I received, that I decided not to do it.  I just thought it would be best to start afresh.

    I hope that those who have bought from me in the past will remember me enough to come back, and can then choose to sign up to my newsletter.  That way there was no annoying email from me, and anyone that chooses to sign up from this point on, I know really does want to hear from me.  

    2 Heart 150 150  I took a look at all my security settings, all the rules for the GDPR and made sure I was fully compliant.  I am, so that's great. I have outlined my full privacy policy for you guys and you can see it here.  

    3 Heart 150 150Employee-wise it was easy as it is only myself that has any access to your order, so I don't need to train lots of people or worry that they will not follow it.  I will keep all your data safe.

    4 HeartI will start a new newsletter sign up soon and pop it on the site.  You can then elect to sign up without having to place an order where you can also opt in.  I will, as before, only send about 2 emails a year with offers and info about new products.

    I hope that all makes sense, but if you have any questions, do get it touch and I'd be happy to help.

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    P.S. You can read my full Privacy and Cookies page info here

  7. New Cleavage Boosting Style!

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     I'm always trying to grow my range and welcome new styles,and today I'm bringing in a whooper!

    Welcome 7B in her new 560g size.

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    Style 7 has always been one of your favoruites for her pushing your cleavage towards the heavens abilities, and having a smaller and bigger version has enabled me to give an option to more cup sizes.  With the introduction of their glamourous big sister, even more of you can now enjoy her skills.  She comes in as my biggest breast enhancer now, at a whopping 560g, and as she's a firm style, she really gives a good push.

    Have a look at my lovely new huge 7B!

     

    Jo Thornton Breast Enhancer Chicken Fillets Style 7B 330g and 560g compared

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  8. Freebie October

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    Freebie October

     

    That's right, I'd like to give you some freebies!

    I've all sorts of things that I'm dying to give you.  This includes:

    • some of my discontinued breast enhancer styles
    • nipple covers
    • packs of fabulous fashion tape
    • boobylicious tape in discs and strips
    • stick on bras
    • ...and ... if I haven't eaten them all, some sweeties too.

    I can't guarantee what you will receive, but everything I add to your parcel will add up to more than £5 and I will aim for much more than that while stocks last.  More excitingly, it will be a nice surprise for you, I promise.

    Let's make October a little more fun. 

    Just add any two pairs of breast enhancer to your order and I will add the freebies to your parcel.

    Happy October,

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  9. New Boobylicious Tape In 11cm Discs

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    I am so happy with how well my boobylicious tape has been helping you.

    I've introduced a bigger 11cm disc which can make it easier with the bigger breast forms.

    She's also coming with more detailed instructions which I will try and find a way to add to the smaller label on the 8cm discs.

    I've also added her as a purchase option for when you buy the larger breast forms, saving on postage enabling me to sell them cheaper for you.  Yay!

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    Best wishes

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